Mementos of Hillary Rodham's early life are shown at the William J. When she was three years old, her family moved to the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. She graduated in in the top five percent of her class. She saw evidence of electoral fraud such as voting list entries showing addresses that were empty lots against Republican candidate Richard Nixon ,  and later volunteered to campaign for Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the U.
In Clinton would write that her views concerning the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War were changing in her early college years. However, she was upset by the way Richard Nixon's campaign portrayed Rockefeller and by what she perceived as the convention's "veiled" racist messages and left the Republican Party for good. The thesis was later released. Her address followed that of commencement speaker Senator Edward Brooke. There she researched various migrant workers ' issues including education, health and housing.
Senate candidate Joseph Duffey , with Rodham later crediting Wexler with providing her first job in politics. During the summer, she interned at the Oakland, California , law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein.
The firm was well known for its support of constitutional rights , civil liberties and radical causes two of its four partners were current or former Communist Party members ;  Rodham worked on child custody and other cases.
Nussbaum ,  Rodham helped research procedures of impeachment and the historical grounds and standards for impeachment. Democratic political organizer and consultant Betsey Wright had moved from Texas to Washington the previous year to help guide Rodham's career. As she later wrote, "I chose to follow my heart instead of my head". He was then teaching law and running for a seat in the U. House of Representatives in his home state.
In August , Rodham moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and became one of only two female faculty members in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Decades later, the victim said that the defense counsel had put her "through hell" during the legal process; Hillary Clinton has called the trial a "terrible case". She wanted to keep the couple's professional lives separate, avoid apparent conflicts of interest, and as she told a friend at the time, "it showed that I was still me.
Abandonment and Neglect" in  and "Children's Rights: A Legal Perspective" in An American Bar Association chair later said, "Her articles were important, not because they were radically new but because they helped formulate something that had been inchoate. She would hold that title for twelve nonconsecutive years —81, — Clinton appointed his wife to be the chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee the same year,  where she secured federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas's poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.
On February 27, , Rodham gave birth to her only child, daughter Chelsea. In November , Bill Clinton was defeated in his bid for re-election. Two years after leaving office, Bill Clinton returned to his job as Governor of Arkansas after he won the election of During her husband's campaign, Hillary began to use the name "Hillary Clinton", or sometimes "Mrs.
Bill Clinton", to assuage the concerns of Arkansas voters; she also took a leave of absence from Rose Law to campaign for him full-time. She was also very influential in the appointment of state judges. Before the New Hampshire primary , tabloid publications printed assertions that Bill Clinton had engaged in an extramarital affair with Gennifer Flowers.
Bill said that in electing him, the nation would "get two for the price of one", referring to the prominent role his wife would assume. Supporters pointed out that Clinton's role in policy was no different from that of other White House advisors and that voters had been well aware that she would play an active role in her husband's presidency.